Moving home in winter

Winter weather can be unpredictable. While we generally don't get too much snow, rain, cold temperatures and even a dusting of snow may happen on moving day, so it is best to be prepared for any weather for your move.

Talk to your removal company

Make sure your removal company uses floor coverings at both your old and new home - even if it is just raining - to protect the floors at both your old and new homes and reduce the amount of cleaning necessary.

Ask them about their supplies and plans for winter weather, and confirm your move with them the day before it is scheduled (even if the weather is clear and isn't scheduled to change).

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Winter supplies

  • When moving home in winter, you need a few extra supplies to help ensure your moving day goes smoothly
  • Before moving day, keep a supply of grit or ice melt and a shovel or broom to clear away any snow that may fall or ice that develops - be sure to keep them easily accessible so you don't need to hunt for them if you need them
  • Unadopted or non-public roads require a bit of extra effort from you - you'll need to know what you may be responsible for with any snow or ice removal to ensure the removals van can get down the road safely - remember that the removal truck may need to manoeuvre or turn around on the road
  • Alert your neighbours! You should let both your current and new neighbours know your moving date and approximate time of your move, in case they need to move their cars

Don't move in the dark

  • While it makes sense to make the most of the daylight available during winter months, often even in the height of the day the light is lacking - make sure your home is well-lit. Don't forget to bring light bulbs for your new home (know which types you'll need, or bring a selection if you don't know the types of bulbs your new home will require), and bring table or utility lamps to ensure every room, along with the loft, cellar and garage, has enough light for your removal to be performed safely

Stay warm

  • Don't pack your hats, scarves, coats and gloves. You'll be going in and out of your home, and the doors will be constantly open at both your old and new home
  • Dress in easily-removable layers - you'll want to stay warm, but a bulky coat will only be annoying and not as effective
  • Make sure the kettle can be found easily - a warm drink and mug to hold will help you warm up on a cold moving day
  • Have a box with toiletries and towels (so you can take a shower in your new home), along with a couple of throws to snuggle under with a cuppa before your new home is fully warmed up
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In the current times you might prefer that we don't visit your house in person to carry out a survey. This is fully understandable and we can just as easily undertake the survey by video call, using whatever method you're comfortable with, usually FaceTime or WhatsApp.

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They made everything about the move as stress free as possible

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
Found you on the internet

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9/10

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You responded to us quickly and easily

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10/10

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10/10

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John and Gareth were very helpful professional and friendly and despite the really bad weather they made everything about the move as stress free as possible. We would highly recommend this team!

Jennifer Semper

You made it stress-free and we now have the opportunity to just enjoy our new home.

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We googled "Movers Staffordshire" and came across your company. The high review rating drew us to visit your website for more details.

How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

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10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
We appreciated the transparency of being able to get an instant quote range so that we had a good idea of how much the final quote would be. We were also pleased with the prompt replies and ease of making all of the arrangements throughout the process. Because the initial inquiry was dealt with so well, we felt comfortable enough to choose you without shopping around for other quotes.

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
Kim, Matthew, and Darren were delightful. They were efficient, friendly, and considerate. Kim went above and beyond to make sure that all of our essentials (keys, dog food, phones) were set aside. When unpacking, we noticed how carefully wrapped the items were. Everyone was very patient with our dog who was keen to get in their way.

How would you rate our communication?
8/10

How can we improve our service?
Communication was excellent for the most part. We would have appreciated confirmation the day before the packing to know around what time we should have been expecting you.

How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
0/10

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your move?
We are so grateful for your help in our move. You made it stress-free and we now have the opportunity to just enjoy our new home.

Justin Chung

They ensured all items were placed in the correct rooms and even positioned exactly where we wanted them

Why did you choose to get a quote from us and where did you get our contact details?
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How would you rate the way we dealt with your initial enquiry?
10/10

How would you rate the survey that we carried out?
10/10

Why did you choose to move/store with us?
We saw some great reviews and the price was reasonable.

How would you rate your move team?
10/10

Would you like to tell us anything about your move team?
John, Robert and Gareth were fantastic. They arrived on time, were careful with all belongings and were genuinely nice guys. They moved us from 4 bed to 4 bed in under 6 hours, which is a miracle! They ensured all items were placed in the correct rooms and even positioned exactly where we wanted them. Would definitely recommend!

How would you rate our communication?
10/10

How can we improve our service?
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How likely are you to recommend us to your friends / family?
10/10

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First class service from start to finish.

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We’ve sang your praises online as we genuinely thought it was a first class service from start to finish.

The dedication, respect, courtesy and sheer hard work employed was exceptional, we could not fault any element of it.

Thanks again, we will definitely recommend your company to anyone in the Leek area.

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